Bradford walks off with his teammates after another dissapointing injury in the Red River Shootout. Good luck in the NFL Sam, you are a winner in every sense of the word.
Another year, another letdown in the Red River Shootout. I miss the early part of this decade. It turned out like an old familiar horror movie. I had seen the script before; the defense played just about as well as it could and the offense let them down. I really truly feel OU would have won that football game had Bradford been the QB in the 4th quarter. Landry Jones just made a mistake on the final drive that hopefully he won't make in the future.
Both myself and Oklahoma seem to like the .500 mark after another mixed bag of performances. A push in the RRS (had Texas -3). Several underdogs came through as Purdue won outright against Ohio State, Notre Dame nearly pulled off a big upset against USC; and Arkansas nearly nipped Florida. So much for KU, Va Tech, and BYU. I finish 8-7-1.As for Week 8, a lackluster weekend in terms of marquee matchups. I'll declare OU/KU as the game of the week for no particular reason as it at least features two ranked teams.
Georgia Tech -5 @ Virginia
Pittsburgh -6.5 vs. South Florida
West Virginia -7.5 vs. UConn
Minnesota +16.5 @ Ohio State
Oklahoma State -9.5 @ Baylor
Miami -4.5 vs. Clemson
Penn State -4.5 @ Michigan
Washington +10 vs. Oregon
Alabama -14.5 vs. Tennesee
Cincy -18 vs. Louisville
Utah -9.5 vs. Air Force
South Carolina -12.5 vs. Vandy
Texas Tech -21.5 vs. Texas A&M
Iowa +/-0 @ Michigan State
LSU -7.5 vs. Auburn
Mississippi State +23 vs. Florida
Houston -16.5 vs. SMU
TCU -2.5 @ BYU
Mizzou +13 vs. Texas
Oregon St. +20.5 @ USC
Boise State -25 @ Hawaii
Underdog picks this week:
How can Ohio State be favored by so much after losing to Purdue? I'll take the points;
Oregon is the model of inconsistency, I'll take Jake Locker and the points at home;
I'm taking big points against Florida until they prove they can score;
Texas is the most overrated team in the country, they'll struggle on the road @ Mizzou;
Wonder if USC remembers Jaquizz Rodgers? He alone is worth 20.5;
For the favorites:
Pitt/USF is an interesting matchup that could go either way;
I trust the best team in America really lights up the Vols;
Is Cincy really #5 good?
TCU/BYU is probably the true game of the week;
Now, onto OU for Week 8. Can we move one step closer to bowl eligibility?
Kansas +7.5 vs. Oklahoma
KU is coming off a worse-than-it-appears loss @ Colorado. Great teams have struggled to win in Boulder, including OU (2003 and 2007, which the latter was a loss). OU has more injuries than after the running of the bulls, as it appears they'll go without DeMarco Murray tomorrow. The Sooners looked horrible on offense save one individual play by Broyles against Texas. I don't think KU is going to score a lot of points, but neither is Oklahoma. OU will win this game, but close, as in 2005, which was a 2 point game if I remember correctly.
The Sooners really need to buckle down and win this game and get bowl eligbility at the forefront after the dissapointment to Texas. A loss would put us at 4 wiht 5 to play, with road trips still to Nebraska and Texas Tech, plus a tough offense in Oklahoma State at home.